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86'
R. Bonevacia
L. Rogerson
5 - 0
66'
J. Hoffman
Own Goal
4 - 0
49'
M. Ridenton
Goal
3 - 0
36'
Guilherme
K. Barbarouses
2 - 0
24'
K. Barbarouses
V. Lia
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
49% 50%
6
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 506 515
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Final Series Play-offs

Commentary

FULL TIME - It's all over here at Westpac Stadium with Wellington putting on an emphatic performance to defeat Newcastle 5-0. That ends Newcastle's season whilst keeping Wellington's slim hopes alive.
90' There are three minutes of stoppage time to be added.
88' The magnitude of this win should not go unnoticed given the number of players Wellington are missing due to international duty. They have risen against all odds here to record one of the best wins iof all time.
R. Bonevacia
Goal
86' GOAL PHOENIX - Bonevacia gets the reward he deserves from the night's work. His shot from inside the box takes a deflection which takes it past the keeper. Wellington now lead 5-0.
83' We are inside the last ten minutes and Wellington are leading. We all know what means. It's tops off time! And boy oh boy are they making some noise.
L. Rogerson
H. Watson
81' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Hamish Watson is replaced by Logan Rogerson.
80' Parkhouse plays in Barbarouses down the line but the ball is deflected out ofr a corner.
S. Singh
Yellow Card
77' YELLOW CARD - Sarpeet Singh is shown the yellow card for his challenge where the studs were showing.
74' Bonevacia looks for Watson but the big man is caught offside.
73' Bonevacia runs at the defence and cuts across but his shot is deflected wide.
J. Allwright
W. Brown
71' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Wayne Brown comes off for Joel Allwright.
68' Ridenton tries to cross into the box but his cross is wayward.
S. Singh
Guilherme
66' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Guilherme Finkler comes off for Sarpeet Singh.
J. Hoffman
Own Goal
66' OWN GOAL JETS - Watson crosses across the six yard box and Hoffman sticks his foot out at it to find the back of the net, leaving Duncan stranded. Wellington lead 4-0.
63' Newcastle really need to go all out here because time is running out. They have the unlikely task of needing four goals in 27 minutes.
61' Here comes Ugarkovic who lays it off to Nordstrand. This time he elects to shoot from outside the ball and that one will require a member of the crowd to throw it back.
60' Nordstrand cuts it back for Hoole who lays it off for Nabbout with an open goal on offer and he shoots over.
57' Nabbout shoots from inside the box and Italiano makes a diving save. The follow up shot comes in from Hoole and Italiano makes an equally impressive save. Fine keeping.
55' Bonevacia takes a couple of touches to open up the space before hitting it well from outside the box, but it's straight at Duncan.
54' Hoffman with the cross to Nordstand who heads it wide.
Ma Leilei
A. Kokko
50' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Aleksandr Kokko is taken off and replaced by Leilei Ma.
M. Ridenton
Goal
49' GOAL WELLINGTON - The corner is swung into the box where Fox heads it into the cross bar! The rebound goes to Ridenton who drives it low and hard through traffic and he finds the bottom right corner of the net. Wellington lead 3-0 and the substitute has made an instant impact.
49' Wellington have another corner.
M. Ridenton
R. Lowry
46' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Ryan Lowry is the subject of an injury enforced change being replaced by Matt Ridenton.
D. Mullen
J. Koutroumbis
46' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Newcastle make a half-time change with John Koutroumbis replaced by Daniel Mullen.
46' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - Wellington lead by two goals to nil at half-time thanks to the efforts of Barbarouses who had a dominant first half.
45' + 2' Wellington have a late corner and they're in no hurry to take it. Finkler aims for Watson but he can't influence the situation and the referee calls time on the first half.
45' + 1' We are into the first of two minutes of stoppage time.
45' Nabbout has it on the left side of the box but that effort is not going to force Italiano into making a save.
W. Brown
Yellow Card
44' Yellow card Wayne Brown
42' Brown tries one from distance but he is way off target.
41' Newcastle are staring down the barrel of their season ending here. A draw is not good for them. They must win but they are already two goals down.
38' It's not very often Finkler scores with his head! Maybe it's going to be Wellington's night.
Guilherme
Goal
36' GOAL PHOENIX - Barbarouses works his way down the left and crosses to Finkler at the far post and Finkler rises above them all with a firm header and he has Duncan beaten too! Wellington leads 2-0.
35' Barbarouses has been everywhere for Wellington in this first half.
32' Wellington with another corner that's sent into the box but Jackson heads it away.
30' Newcastle catch Wellington on the counter. Nabbout comes in from the left flank and shoots, with the deflection taking it into the side netting.
30' Barbarouses gets to teh byline but he can't cut it back in time and a goal kick results.
27' Ryan Lowry is getting some attention to a hamstring injury at the moment but he will be ok to continue.
K. Barbarouses
Goal
24' GOAL PHOENIX - Kosta Barbarouses cuts in and goes inside the defender, shooting inside the far post and beating Duncan who can't get to it. Wellington leads 1-0.
21' Wellington are now enjoying another good spell with their under strength team.
19' Possession is very even at this stage of the match.
16' Hoffman shoots from distance but his effort is well saved by Italiano.
14' Wellington have quite a few missing on international duty and this presents some oopportunities with players like Italiano getting the call up.
12' Bonevacia has started well but the final ball has been the let down at this stage.
10' Italiano puts his hands up and takes control of the situation in the box.
9' Nabbout wins the Jets' first corner of the afternoon.
7' Wellington are enjoying a good spell.
4' Bonevacia with a lovely ball to Barbarouses but it is knocked out for a corner.
2' The Wellington defence are indecisive and the clear it straight to Ugarkovic who shoots wide from outside the box.
1' We are off and underway in Wellington.
Kick off is only moments away.
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Duncan (GK); Hoffman, Jackson, Boogaard, Koutroumbis; Ugarkovic, Brown; Nabbout, Nordstrand, Hoole; Kokko. Subs: Arcaba (GK), Mullen, Leilei, Vujica, Allwright.
Wellington (4-2-3-1): Italiano (GK); Lowry, Fox, Rossi, Parkhouse; Rodriguez, Lia; Barbarouses, Finkler, Bonevacia; Watson. Subs: Sail (GK), Ridenton, Rogerson, Singh, Sinclair.
Lets take a look at the line ups.
Both teams have very slim finals chances here. The equation is very simple. It's a must win game for both teams. Anything less than that will see the end of their seasons.
Good evening and welcome from Westpac Stadium where Wellington host Newcastle.